Kuwait Public Transport Company working on changing ‘public transport’ network.
24 January 2023, 12:00 AM
28 February 2023, 12:00 AM
The CEO of the Kuwait Public Transport Company (KPTC) Eng. Mansour Al-Sa’ad announced a comprehensive change in the public transport network system through a new strategy, reports Al-Anba daily.
During a recent visual presentation by KPTC at the Municipal Council about its future strategic plans, in the presence of a number of Municipal Council members, Eng. Al-Sa’ad highlighted the expansion of the network to link all areas of Kuwait, indicating that there will be a different system within a period of five years. He explained that an electronic application for the transportation network will be released soon. It displays accurate details about transportation in terms of routes and the bus schedule in a live and direct manner. It also has a service for booking tickets among others.
The current routes are not practical and take a long time. Currently, there are only 25 routes but 20 new routes will be added. The new system called “Feeder” will serve residential areas. Regarding the possibility of including the metro within the future strategy, Eng. Al-Sa’ad said the company has been working in the field of transportation since 1962, but it was not assigned the metro or train project and was not placed within its jurisdiction.
Eng. Al-Saad highlighted the most prominent projects that it includes, including the Truck City project, BRT routes for public transport buses, and the smart mass transit system, in addition to the launch of special routes for electric buses.
Meanwhile, Head of the Municipal Council Abdullah Al-Mahry stated that there is no transport in Kuwait dedicated for tourism, due to which it is necessary to communicate and coordinate with the structural plan department in Kuwait Municipality to discuss the matter. He insisted on the need to provide sites as bus stops in various governorates.
Al-Mahry said the company requested to be invited to the meetings of the specialized committees of the Council. In addition, a member of the Municipal Council Eng. Hassan Kamal stressed the importance of public transportation in Kuwait of both types – sea and land. He said the visual presentation made by the KPTC officials illustrates the company’s ambitious strategy and plans to develop public transport in Kuwait.